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Post How To: Change Window Regulator and Motor.

Here's a rough how to change a window regulator and motor on an 05+ Nissan frontier. When I meant rough, I meant ROUGH. I woke up at about 5 AM to do this since I couldn't sleep knowing I had parts to install on my truck! That and in AZ that's about the only time to work on your car without dying of heat exhaustion!

I did it on my KC, but I don't see why it would change on a CC.

There are not pictures on the forum guide, but I attached a pdf with full picture. Feel free to PM me if you have questions, or simply post here.

As always, I enjoy working on my truck and enjoy sharing my experience. But, if you feel like it's not worth your time, please do not post and negative feedback that isn't constructive. Enjoy.

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After worrying that I was going to be stopped by a police officer and get shot because I couldnít lower my windows and that they are too dark, I finally jumped the gun and changed my regulator and motor. I was not sure which one was bad, so I just bought both together here:

2005 Nissan Frontier Window Regulator POWER with MOTOR FRONT Door Driver Side at 1AAuto.com.

Beware that this is for the driver side, if you need the passenger side, look on that side for that part.


Hereís a little guide I put together for you guys and hope that it helps you out. I couldnít find one on here so I figured what the heck why not? It takes about 45 minutes doing it alone and probably about 35 if someone else helps you.

1) Start by taking the chrome plastic plate on the door handle off (not the actual door handle). Then take the black plastic plate behind the handle off too. Donít mind the Wire sticking out, thatís from another mod I did (adding LED to the door handles) . Not shown in the picture, but important is to remove the window and door switches. This is done by lifting the plastic off and then disconnecting the wiring harness.
2) Now take the door armrest off. Pull up with some force, it will come out. Now you will expose 2 screws (only 1 can be seen in the picture).
3) Now carefully pull the door panel off to expose the screws and holes we need to use.
4) Lower you window so that you can see the two screws holding the glass onto the regulator.


5) Your windows will be at about this level. Put tape around it the window to hold it in place so that it does not fall down.


6) Remove the two screws and now take the tape off and manually move the window to the top and again hold it there with tape. This is much easier if you have another person with you, but I did it alone so thus it can be done.


7) There are four screws holding the regulator onto the door. Remove them to release the regulator.

There are three screws holding the motor onto the door. Take them off to release it. But do not remove it yet.

9) Remove the wiring harness from the motor.

10) There are a few little clips holding the motor on, lift the motor up and they will release. (the tape is from when I previously was working to get some of the rattling out of the car after installing a semi-decent sound system.)

11) Now everything is free to be taken out. Use the large hole on the bottom left to take the motor and actuator out. Hereís what it will look like.

12) This is an overall picture showing where everything is. (the numbers represent what step they depict)

13) Reverse the steps in logical order to put the new motor and regulator on.


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Very nice, I googled this and low and behold (our search didnt find it or I was too lazy to look through 982789472394 threads)

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How did you get the white..I guess weather protector off without ripping the sh** out of it?

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Hey, A big thank you for taking the time to write this and take pics. It probably only took me a half hour for the whole job. No need for the dealer.
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Just wanted to let you know that a year later, this post helped tremendously. I have a 2003 CC S/C, the door panels are slightly different, but the write-up was right on the money. Although I'm not completely happy with the speed on the new motors, I cant really complain after finding some really cheap parts on Ebay.

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I noticed the same about the speed, but unless im trying to get my order put in quick at the local mcdonalds I dont mind.

Glad it helped you...its hard to think back about the time when I had time to do stuff like this...growing up sucks haha.
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